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Installing Ubuntu on a computer with 160mb of RAM Answered

Hey guys I'm trying to install Ubuntu on a old computer to use as a temperature (the one that chr made) but since it has only got 160mb of RAM it freezes on the first screen for installation Anyother ways to install Ubuntu without it freezing?

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zachninme
zachninme

12 years ago

You'll need to use the alternate install CD.

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KenGriffin
KenGriffin

12 years ago

Well first off I really suggest getting a few CD-R's just in case, and make sure you get Xubuntu instead of Ubuntu, it is meant for lower performance computers. If you can run XP with 160 MB of RAM, then there's no way you can't run Xubuntu.

-Ken

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

12 years ago

make sure it isn't a bad burn

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

a bad burn means that there could be a bad spot on a disk. (I know frome experience) If there WERE ANY SCRATCHES OR FINGERPRINTS ON THE DISK AND I MEAN ANY you will need to download ubuntu and burn it on a cd

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

No, There are no scratches, It works on a faster computer.

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

ok, you need to return that cd and get a copy of xUbuntu It is intended for older, less powerful computers

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Would that still work with Chr's Temperature sensor thing?

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

idk, but you might be able to find a driver

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Is the Alternate download for computers with even lower amounts of ram, cause thats what i'm downloading

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

idk

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Darn, I hope it'll work :-s

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

did it?

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

It downloaded but im to lazy to get some disks :-(

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

geeze GET DISKS

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

oh well

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wazupwiop
wazupwiop

Reply 12 years ago

u get disks?

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

12 years ago

upgrade the ram? <-there may be a problem with some component, ram, cpu, psu

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Yea, but i don't wanna buy more ram

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

that might be the only way to save your computer :( what i would do is, try to install windows xp, if it does actually install well, then your computer is fine, but if it fails to install there's something VERY wrong after installing XP try installing ubuntu, if it doesn't work, you've got a bad copy of the OS

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

I ordered the disk from the ubuntu making place. Where can i get a copy of the installer for windows O/S?

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

right here-> [http://thepiratebay.org/torrent/4396796/Windows_XP_Professional_English_(VLK)_Pirated_Edition_v1.2 ta-da]

you'll need u torent to download and Magic iso to burn the files

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Thankyou, If it installs can i get ubuntu to install while windows is running?

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

i don't know, maybe, but good luck!

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Thanks, I've downloaded it but i don't have any blank CD's, if only nero knew they could be formatted

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

go to almost any store, and you can get some Dollar tree, Costco, Radioshack, Walgrens, etc..

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

I might try find a blank one lying around the house :-)

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

if you don't just go run to the store, and buy one!

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

Do u know how to format cd-rw's?

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

just select everything (in xp) right click, delete, don't actually format those disks, of they will never work again! or just try burning other files on the disk, fill it, then see what nero/ your burining rom tells you

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

or try clicking ERase

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Derin
Derin

Reply 12 years ago

yep

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

aND IF THEY SAY THEY ARE READ ONLY AND WON'T DELETE?

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

Reply 12 years ago

then i guess you need to go to a store, and buy a new cd/dvd

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Rockerx
Rockerx

Reply 12 years ago

Though doesn't xp require a minimum of 256mb RAM? I wouldn't want to know know how slow that'd be...

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thermoelectric
thermoelectric

Reply 12 years ago

XP can run on low ram but it is mighty slow, my other computer has 128mb ram and it is sooo slow ○¿○

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Derin
Derin

12 years ago

the same thing happens to me on vm,even tho i have no free ram when the vm is running at full throttle IT HAS 700 DAMN MEGABYTES OF RAM DAMNIT;DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!